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Finding The Right Motion Sensor Faucet For Your Kitchen Or Bath

With all the new technology out there, you have probably noticed that some restaurants, stores and other places with public bathrooms have installed motion sensor faucets. Did you know you can actually get one of these in your own home? This technology is made so that you don’t have to touch dirty faucet handles or make them dirty with your hands.
It’s much more sanitary and it actually saves water. The sensor is usually located below the nozzle and you just wave your hands in front of it to start the flow of water. There are even conversion kits out there to turn a normal faucet into a motion sensor faucet. This is much different from the touch technology, which gives you the ability to bump the nozzle to start the flow of water.
The Benefits of a Faucet with Motion Technology
1. Cleanliness
Imagine you are cooking dinner and you just put your hand in raw hamburger or touched raw chicken. Do you really want to touch the knob to turn the faucet on, wash your hands and then touch the dirty knob again to turn the faucet off? This defeats the purpose and with motion technology, you don’t have to worry about this.
Instead of passing the germs onto the knob, then back onto your clean hands, you can simply wave your hand in front of the sensor and the water will start. You don’t even have to bump the faucet with your arm or elbow to get it started. This is a great benefit of using this type of faucet and you will not have to worry about passing germs back and forth.
2. Convenience
What if your hands are full of something you need to wash? You don’t have to set it all down, just wave your hand or one of the items in front of the sensor and you are set. This makes it easy to clean up after cooking, clean vegetables before cooking and to do many other tasks in the kitchen that you need to perform.
3. Saves You Water
How many times do you brush your teeth and leave the water running the entire time you don’t need it. We all do it, but you don’t have to worry about it anymore with the motion sensor technology. The faucet can be set to shut off as soon as the sensor no longer senses any movement. This will help you save water when you would normally just leave the faucet running.
4. Better Construction
Typically, because these faucets are made by top companies and made to last, they are built better. Since the motion technology is not as cheap as your everyday faucet, the manufactures surround it with high quality materials. Most are made with brass on the inside and a variety of finishes ranging from oil rubbed bronze to chrome on the outside.
Can you Get a Motion Faucet that Fits Your Decor?
Maybe you don’t want to remodel your kitchen or bathroom with a modern look. Not to worry, as many antique, art deco and other styles of faucets come with motion technology. Since the sensor is not very large and doesn’t take up much room, it’s easy for manufactures to build the faucet you want without you even knowing it’s a motion sensor faucet, just by looking at it.
This gives you the ability to fit a new faucet with the best technology into any decor style you choose. If you want an art deco look, you can find faucets with this technology built in or if you want an antique look, those faucets exist, as well. Just make sure you read a few reviews and find out all the details before you commit to buy your new faucet.